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Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Archives

‘Anita, Speaking Truth to Power’ documentary screening

Oct. 18, 2018—Prepare for Anita Hill's Oct. 28 visit to the Vanderbilt campus by viewing a documentary about her life and her testimony that challenged Clarence Thomas' nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court thus exposing the problem of sexual harassment to the world.

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David Williams receives inaugural legacy award from AVBA

Oct. 15, 2018—The Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni presented Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director David Williams with its inaugural legacy award Friday afternoon at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.

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Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center unveils Legacy Pioneers Portraits and newly renovated Legacy Lounge

Oct. 12, 2018—The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center unveiled its first class of Legacy Pioneer portraits. The 10 portraits, which were painted by James Threalkill, BS’79, will hang in the Study Lounge inside the Black Cultural Center.

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Alumni Association Board honors Rosevelt Noble for educational contributions

May. 1, 2018—Rosevelt Noble, BS'97, PhD'03, assistant dean of students and director of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, is the recipient of the 2018 Vanderbilt Alumni Education Award.

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Portraits capture path-forging power of Vanderbilt Pioneers

Apr. 4, 2018—The Vanderbilt Pioneers program is devoted to keeping a historical record of women and minorities who were the first in leadership roles at the university.

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February events at Vanderbilt celebrate, explore African American experience

Feb. 4, 2018—Events in February at Vanderbilt University are taking a look at the central role African Americans played in American history and their experiences today through art, discussion, lectures and portrayals in film.

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Black History Month activities kick off today; see full schedule of events

Feb. 1, 2018—Black History Month activities kick off at noon Feb. 1 with food, music, fellowship and fun at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. Visit the BCC website for a full schedule of events throughout the month of February.

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Provost’s Open Dore On Location at Black Cultural Center Jan. 16

Jan. 10, 2018—The first Open Dore On Location of 2018 is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. All faculty and staff are invited to attend this informal discussion session with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.

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Teenage boys of color invited to ‘Why We Can’t Wait’ film seminar

Dec. 13, 2017—"Why We Can't Wait," a weeklong film seminar intended for teenage boys of color, will be led by Professor Gilman Whiting at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Dec. 18-21.

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Black girlhood focus of Vanderbilt symposium

Oct. 18, 2017—A rapidly growing body of research regarding black girls on issues ranging from media stereotypes to teacher bias is the focus of an Oct. 20 symposium sponsored by the Callie House Research Center.

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‘I Am Not Your Negro’ filmmaker to speak at Vanderbilt

Sep. 29, 2017—Filmmaker Raoul Peck, whose works include the Oscar-nominated 'I Am Not Your Negro,' will speak on campus Oct. 18, and two of his films will be screened at Sarratt Cinema Oct. 4 and 16.

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Vanderbilt opens new Student Center for Social Justice and Identity

Sep. 21, 2017—Students, staff and even some administrators could not resist moving to the beat of the Latin music that filled the third floor of Sarratt Student Center Sept. 19, as guests gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Vanderbilt’s new Student Center for Social Justice and Identity.

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